Creating Connections with the National Autism Research Center (NAC) of Israel

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Thursday, September 19
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Chan Centre Auditorium, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
938 West 28th Avenue

  • Free

A talk by Dr. Ilan Dinstein, Director of NAC, and Panel Discussion with BC Stakeholders Sharing Autism Practice in BC

Bringing together community members, BC autism stakeholders, and scholars to build a common agenda to further our understanding of how variations in development in children and youth with ASD can improve care and interventions.

Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia invite you to participate in a special visit from Dr. Dinstein from Ben-Gurion University (BGU), Israel. This 3-hour event will include a presentation from Dr. Dinstein about the new National Autism Research Centre (NAC). The NAC conducts cutting-edge autism research on the causes of autism and develops new technologies and treatments for the disorder. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion to explore needs, gaps, and ideas for how BC organizations/stakeholder groups could benefit from collaboration with BGU. Please bring your questions, ideas, and comments to this lively discussion! Light refreshment will be provided.

Spots are limited, RSVP to the website:

Moderator: Dr. Tim Oberlander, Professor of Department of Pediatics, UBC


  • Armansa Glodjo, Medical Director, BC Autism Assessment Network; Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC
  • Collin Tisshaw, Director, The Laurel Foundation
  • Deborah Pugh, Executive Director, Autism Community Training
  • Karen Bopp, Director of Provincial Outreach for the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA); Adjunct Professor, UBC
  • Sergio Cocchia, Co-Founder, Board Chair, Pacific Autism Family Network
  • Stephanie Jull is the VP of Programs, Training & Community Engagement at the Autism Network
  • Vivian Ly, Autistics United

Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 9am- 12pm

Chan Centre Auditorium, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
938 West 28th Avenue 
Vancouver, BC



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